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SaeseeTiin
05-12-2002, 10:17 AM
I thought this could be a really interesting and entertaining thread of everyone saying really interesting facts and statistics that they know. Nothing too disgusting! I will start this off with a few of my own, enjoy!:
- It is impossible for a person to lick their elbow.
- On average right-handed people live seven years longer than left-handed people.
- Its been scientifically proven that for every son a women has, she will live around 40 weeks less than she otherwise would.
- A shrimp's heart is in their head.
- In a study of 200,000 ostriches over a period of 80 years, no one reported a single case where an ostrich buried its head in the sand (or attempted to do so).
- It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.
- More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
- The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
-Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
-Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
-23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.
- In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.
- Most lipstick contains fish scales.
- Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
- If you farted consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
- A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves
to death.
- Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour (Do not try this at home .. maybe at work)
- The flea can jump 350 times its body length. It's like a human jumping the length of a football field.
- Butterflies taste with their feet.
- Elephants are the only animal that cannot jump (thankfully!)
- Starfish have no brains (I know some people like that too.)
The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the male's head off ("Honey, I'm home. What the f....")

Anyone else got more?
STiin

Pendo
05-12-2002, 12:12 PM
Here are a few I know:

Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital?

Eskimos use refrigerators to keep food FROM freezing?

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." Uses every letter in the alphabet.

In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.

Average life span of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".

Hang On Sloopy is the official rock song of Ohio.

Did you know that there are coffee flavored PEZ?

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days of yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.

The airplane Buddy Holly died in was the "American Pie."

When opossums are playing 'possum, they are not "playing." They actually pass out from sheer terror.

The Main Library at Indiana University sinks over an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.

Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.

If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

No NFL team, which plays its home games in a domed stadium, has ever won a Superbowl.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It to Beaver".

The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-star Game.

Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

The name Wendy was made up for the book "Peter Pan."

In Cleveland, Ohio, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

There is an average of 178 sesame seeds on a McDonald's Big Mac bun.

The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.

Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year.

It's possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs.

The Bible has been translated into Klingon.

Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.

Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.

Ninety percent of New York City cabbies are recently arrived immigrants.

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California.

Average age of top GM executives in 1994: 49.8 years.

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Five Jell-O flavors that flopped: celery, coffee, cola, apple, and chocolate.

According to one study, 24% of lawns have some sort of lawn ornament in their yard.

Internationally, Baywatch is the most popular TV show in history.




DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW LONG IT TOOK ME TO TYPE ALL THAT OUT (or copy and paste it off a website:rolleyes: )

PENDO!

WeirdFacts.com (http://www.weirdfacts.com)

jeddah
05-12-2002, 12:58 PM
23% of all photocopier faults worldwide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their buttocks.
- In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.

...so how do they measure these two 'facts'? ;) :rolleyes:

jeddah

QLD
05-12-2002, 01:36 PM
Actually, the St. Louis Rams won a Superbowl, and their home stadium is a dome. :)

2-1B
05-12-2002, 02:47 PM
I'm not convinced by the Superman/Seinfeld thing. I'm not denying it, I'm just not conviced.

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
Pendo, did you check if all 26 letters are in there?
I just did, and I think I'm losing my mind. Try doing it really fast, zipping around the sentence. Very dementing experience, give it a try! :crazed:

chewie
05-12-2002, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by SaeseeTiin

- In the course of an average lifetime you will, while sleeping, eat 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders.


This is one that I do not see how they can quantify scientifically unless some research has been undertaken with several people over several lifetimes. And under strict visual scrutiny of actually seeing an arthropod going into somebody's mouth and not coming back out. I just don't see how you can find out such information without incredible guesswork.

Pendo
05-12-2002, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Caesar
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
Pendo, did you check if all 26 letters are in there?
I just did, and I think I'm losing my mind. Try doing it really fast, zipping around the sentence. Very dementing experience, give it a try! :crazed:

LOL Caesar. :crazed: :crazed: :crazed:

How does the alphabet go again :crazed:?


I'VE FORGOTTEN MY NAME!:stupid:

bigbarada
05-12-2002, 04:05 PM
Only one for now:

Ice cream will melt faster when cold air is blown over it, than if hot air was blown over it. The reason is simple, the hot air instantly melts the top layer of ice cream which is then refrozen into ice by the layers below it, this in effect insulates the rest of the ice cream so that it melts much slower. Cold air raises the temperature of the ice cream at a constant rate thus forcing it to melt faster. Try it out for yourself.

Pendo, a refrigerator, while still cold, would be much warmer inside than the weather outside for an eskimo.

SWAFMAN
05-12-2002, 06:57 PM
this should be renamed the "Cliff Claven" thread!

I have not seen anyone explain this as well as Cliff Clavin, on Cheers....
One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. Here's how it went:
Well, ya see, Norm, it's like this ...A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.
In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.

That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers. ;)

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I don't know if this next one exactly qualifies as a weird fact, but I figure it's pretty close to one. I also dunno for sure if it's true, but here goes....

This system has been tried and it works in every state. If you get
a speeding ticket or went through a red light or whatever the
case may be, and you're going to get points on your license this is a method to ensure that you DO NOT get the points. When you get your fine, send in a check to pay for it. If the fine is $79.00
make the check out for $82.00 or some small amount over the fine.
The system will then have to send you back a check for the
difference, however here is the trick. DO NOT CASH THE REFUND CHECK!! Throw it away! Points are not assessed to your license until all financial transactions are complete. If you do not cash the
check, then the transactions are NOT complete. The system has
received its money and is satisfied and will no longer bother you. This information comes from an unmentionable computer company that sets up the standard databases used by every state.

(wanna bet this is one of those urban legend emails concocted by some state's employee in an attempt to boost state revenues? probably got a big ol' raise for it, too!)

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If vampires can't see themselves in mirrors, then how come they always have perfectly combed hair?

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these definitely fit this category...

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.

People Do Not get sick dirextly from cold weather; it's due to cold weather making us stay indoors more, trapped with all the germs.

Only 7% of the population are lefties.

40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.

40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year. (How???)

Eating breakfast cereals like "Fruity Pebbles" and "Cap'n Crunch Berries" will cause your stool to come out green.

About 20% of all adults in the US have or have had a cockroach that called their inner ear canal HOME. They enter while you sleep! (This rates a good 10 on the ewwww-yuck scale and right up there with the fact that many of us have eaten a spider in our sleep too)

The REAL reason ostriches stick their head in the sand is to search for water. (Still does not show a lot of intelligence)

John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie".

Among the music catalogues that Michael Jackson owns the rights to is the South Carolina State anthem.

Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane just in case there is a crash.

Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.

Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were seventh cousins.

If coloring weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be green

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
05-15-2002, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by SWAFMAN
this should be renamed the "Cliff Claven" thread!


I don't know if this next one exactly qualifies as a weird fact, but I figure it's pretty close to one. I also dunno for sure if it's true, but here goes....

This system has been tried and it works in every state. If you get
a speeding ticket or went through a red light or whatever the
case may be, and you're going to get points on your license this is a method to ensure that you DO NOT get the points. When you get your fine, send in a check to pay for it. If the fine is $79.00
make the check out for $82.00 or some small amount over the fine.
The system will then have to send you back a check for the
difference, however here is the trick. DO NOT CASH THE REFUND CHECK!! Throw it away! Points are not assessed to your license until all financial transactions are complete. If you do not cash the
check, then the transactions are NOT complete. The system has
received its money and is satisfied and will no longer bother you. This information comes from an unmentionable computer company that sets up the standard databases used by every state.

(wanna bet this is one of those urban legend emails concocted by some state's employee in an attempt to boost state revenues? probably got a big ol' raise for it, too!)

I don't know if that is substantially true. I asked a couple of friends if they had heard about this rumor and while most of them said no (and didn't believe it) one of my friends said he had heard it too and dismissed it as a false rumor. He said that the states will pocket the extra $$$ you give them (the government taking advantage of us commoners like that? :eek: ).

So while I hope that it is true, I am pretty sure this might be an urban legend as yu alluded to in your post. :frus: Maybe just write them a check that is a penny over, can't hurt to try?

Mandalorian Candidat
05-15-2002, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by SaeseeTiin
- Its been scientifically proven that for every son a women has, she will live around 40 weeks less than she otherwise would.


I totally fail to see how this has been proven. What source does this 'factoid' come from?

BTW, if you burp, sneeze, and fart and the same time you will die. :)

Pendo
05-15-2002, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by Mandalorian Candidat
BTW, if you burp, sneeze, and fart and the same time you will die. :)

I heard that somewhere too. Doesn't it make your insides explode or something? That might explain why the Probot in ESB exploded, it didn't have self destruct :D!!!

PENDO!

Jargo
05-15-2002, 05:24 PM
I'm cheating like PENDO but these still give me a chuckle every time I reread them:

ELEVEN WEIRD AMERICAN LAWS:

FLORIDA: it is considered an offense to shower naked.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: On Sunday, citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.

NEW JERSEY: It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.

ALABAMA: It is illegal for a man to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

MASSACHUSETTS: At a wake, mourners may eat no more than three sandwiches.

LOUISIANA: It is illegal to rob a bank then shoot the teller with a water pistol.

ILLINOIS: You may not eavesdrop on your own conversation.

IDAHO: You may not fish on a camels back.

CONNECTICUT: The marraige of imbeciles and the feeble minded is prohibited.

ARIZONA: Donkeys may not sleep in bathtubs.

WEST VIRGINIA: It is illegal for a man to have sex with an animal weighing less than 40lbs.

And just to redress the balance a little, here in the UK....

SCOTLAND: It is illegal to be drunk in possesion of a cow.

ENGLAND: males over the age of 14 are to carry out two hours of longbow practice a week, under the supervision of the local clergy.

weird or what? :crazed:

Jonna
05-15-2002, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Mandalorian Candidat


I totally fail to see how this has been proven. What source does this 'factoid' come from?

BTW, if you burp, sneeze, and fart and the same time you will die. :)

It was in the news just a few days ago. One of the reasons is that males tend to be larger so it is more physical stress on a women breastfeeding. They gave others, but that was the only one I found interesting.:crazed: :crazed: :crazed:

SWAFMAN
05-16-2002, 01:44 AM
"if you burp, sneeze, and fart and the same time you will die"

My defining purpose in life has just become the quest to test this theory. Thank You!!!!! I'll leave instructions in my will for my heirs to post here, should it proved correct.

Let's see.....
08:00 - Eat whole can of VanDeKamp's Baked Beans
08:15 - Extreme Unction
08:30 - Guzzle entire bottle of Vernor's Ginger Ale whilst snorting a line of black pepper.
08:31 - ??????????

LTBasker
05-16-2002, 02:28 AM
Please do not make a big fuss over it when getting hauled off to your new padded rooms - everyone will get a free jacket. If you would like bloody or non-bloody versions, please check with the desk for whats in stock.

I once heard it was a proven fact that by the time an adverage person dies they will have eaten at least 3 spiders in their sleep. :eek:

Here's some weird facts someone sent to me one time:
*Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

*There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

*The average secretary's left hand does 56% of the typing.

*A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

*There are more chickens than people in the world

*Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey.

*The longest one-syllable word in the English language
is "screeched.

*On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament
Building is an American flag

*All of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.

*No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,
silver or purple

*"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

*All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

*Almonds are members of the peach family.

*There are only four words in the English language which end in "-dous":tremendous,horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

*Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de losAngeles dePorciuncula". And can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A.

*A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

*An ostrich's eye is bigger than it's brain.

*In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

*On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-handcorner of the "1"encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-handcorner.

*It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

*In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

*The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate barmelted in his pocket.

*The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

*There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

*Stewardesses' is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

*Typewriter is the only ten letter word you can type on the top of your keyboard.

Eternal Padawan
05-16-2002, 05:38 AM
Nobody ever said "Beam me up, Scotty" on the show.

Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."

Racecar spelled backwards is....

Urine is sterile when it leaves your body.

Despite urban legend, throwing loose change off a skyscraper won't kill anyone. Just give them a nasty welt.

Lord Malakite
05-16-2002, 07:21 AM
Alabama

In Jasper, it is illegal for a husband to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb. It is illegal to play Dominos on Sunday. It is illegal to wear a fake moustache that causes laughter in church. Putting salt on a railroad track may be punishable by death.

Alaska

In Fairbanks, it is illegal to feed alcoholic beverages to a moose. While it is legal to shoot bears, waking sleeping bears for the purpose of taking a photograph is prohibited. A law in Fairbanks, does not allow moose to have sex on city streets.

Arizona

In Tucson, it is illegal for women to wear pants. In Globe, it is illegal to play cards in the street with a Native American. In Glendale, it is illegal to drive a car in reverse. In Nogales, it is illegal to wear suspenders.

Arkansas

A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month. In Fayetteville, it is illegal to kill "any living creature." Schoolteachers who bob their hair may forfeit their pay raises. Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock may result in a 30-day jail term.

California

In Los Angeles, a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than two inches wide, or she gives him permission to use a wider strap. It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale. In Pacific Grove, "molesting" butterflies can result in a $500 fine. In Pasadena, it is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss. It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license. In Long Beach, it is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course. In San Francisco, it is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear. It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles courts. In Ventura County, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit. In Los Angeles, a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event, as is carefully stipulated.

Colorado

In Durango, it is illegal to go out in public dressed in clothing "unbecoming" one's sex. In Logan County, it is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep. In Pueblo, it is illegal to let a dandelion grow within city limits.

Connecticut

In Hartford, it is illegal to educate a dog. It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades. In New Britain, the speed limit for fire trucks is 25 m.p.h., even when going to a fire. In Hartford, it is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday.

D.C.

The only acceptable sexual position in Washington D.C. is the missionary-style position. Any other sexual position is considered illegal.

Delaware

In Lewes, it is illegal to wear pants that are "form-fitting" around the waist. Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment. It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.

Florida

In Miami, it is illegal for a man to wear any kind of strapless gown. Unmarried women who parachute on Sundays may be jailed. In Sarasota, it is illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit. In Florida, it is illegal for single, divorced, or widowed women to parachute on Sunday afternoons.

Georgia

All males in the state between the ages of 16 and 50 are required to work on public roads. In Columbus, it is illegal to sit on one's porch in an indecent position. In Quitman, it is illegal for a chicken to cross a road. It is illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down.

Hawaii

It is illegal to appear in public wearing only swimming trunks. It is illegal to own a mongoose without a permit.

Idaho

In Pocatello, "the carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless same are exhibited to public view." Also in Pocatello, "It is prohibited for pedestrians and motorists to display frowns, grimaces, scowls, threatening and glowering looks, gloomy and depressed facial appearances, generally all of which reflect unfavorably upon the city's reputation." Boxes of candy given as romantic gifts must weigh more than 50 pounds. It's safe to make love while parked in Coeur d'Alene. Police officers aren't allowed to walk up and knock on the window. Any suspicious officer who thinks that sex is taking place must drive up from behind, honk his horn three times and wait approximately two minutes before getting out of his car to investigate.

Illinois

In Chicago, people who are diseased, maimed, mutilated, or deformed to the point of being "an unsightly or disgusting object" are banned from going out in public. In Chicago, it is illegal to fish in one's pajamas. In Chicago, it is illegal to take a French poodle to the opera. According to state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American." In Guernee, it is illegal for women weighing more than 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts. In Joliet, it is illegal to mispronounce the name Joliet. A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts. In Oblong, it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.

Indiana

Monkeys are forbidden to smoke cigarettes in South Bend. In Gary, it is illegal to attend the theater within four hours of eating garlic. The Stepford Wives is banned in Warsaw.

Iowa

State law forbids any establishment from charging admission to see a one-armed piano player. In Fort Madison, firemen are required to practice for 15 minutes before attending a fire.In Ames, warn your hubby that after lovemaking, he isn't allowed to take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with you-or holding you in his arms.

Kansas

It is illegal for restaurants to sell cherry pie a la mode on Sundays. In Wichita, a man's mistreatment of his mother-in-law may not be used as grounds for divorce. In Wichita, it is illegal to carry a concealed bean snapper. In Lang, it is illegal to ride a mule down Main Street in August, unless the animal is wearing a straw hat. In Natoma, it is illegal to throw a knife at anyone wearing a striped shirt.

Kentucky

It is illegal for a woman to appear in a bathing suit on a highway unless she is: escorted by at least two police officers; armed with a club; or lighter than 90 pounds or heavier than 200 pounds. The ordinance also specifically exempts female horses from such restrictions. State law stipulates that a person is considered sober until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground." It is illegal to remarry the same man four times. An excerpt from brilliant Kentucky state legislation. "No female shall appear in a bathing suit on any highway within this state unless she be escorted by at least two officers or unless she be armed with a club." The following important amendment however is to be considered here: "The provisions of this statute shall not apply to females weighing less than 90 pounds nor exceeding 200 pounds, nor shall it apply to male horses."

Louisiana

In New Orleans, fire trucks are required by law to stop at all red lights. It is considered "simple assault" to bite someone in New Orleans; it is "aggravated assault" if the biter has false teeth. It is against the law to gargle in public.

Maine

In Portland, it is illegal for men to tickle women under the chin with feather dusters. The most money one can legally win gambling is three dollars. In Rumford, it is illegal for a tenant to bite his/her landlord. In Waterville, it is illegal to blow one's nose in public.

Maryland

In Baltimore, it is illegal to wash or scrub sinks, no matter how dirty they get. Every person who has bowled since 1833 may be fined $2 for each offense. In Halethorpe, it is illegal to kiss for more than one second. It's illegal to mistreat oysters. It's illegal to play Randy Newman's "Short People" on the radio.

Massachusetts

In Salem, even married couples are forbidden from sleeping in the nude in rented rooms. It is illegal to wear a goatee without a license. North Andover prohibits its citizens from carrying "space guns." State legislation forbids dueling with water pistols. In Boston, it is illegal to take a bath unless one has been ordered by a physician to do so. In 1659, the state outlawed Christmas.

Michigan

In Clawson, it is legal for a farmer to "sleep with his pigs, cows, horses, goats, and chickens." A state law stipulates that a woman's hair legally belongs to her husband. In Detroit, it is illegal to make love in a car unless it is parked on your property. In Detroit, it is illegal to "ogle" a woman from a moving car. In Port Huron, the speed limit for ambulances in 20 m.p.h. Under state law, dentists are officially classified as "mechanics." In Detroit, couples are not allowed to make love in an automobile unless the act takes place while the vehicle is parked on the couple's own property. In Michigan, a woman isn't allowed to cut her own hair without her husband's permission.

Minnesota

Women may face up to 30 days in jail if they impersonate Santa Claus. In Minneapolis, double-parkers can be put on a chain gang. Every man in Brainerd is required by law to grow a beard. It's illegal to tease skunks.In Alexandria, no man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of garlic, onions, or sardines on his breath. If his wife so requests, law mandates that he must brush his teeth.

Mississippi

It is still legal to kill one's "servant." In Truro, a would-be groom must "prove himself manly" prior to marriage by hunting and killing either six blackbirds or three crows.

Missouri

In Saco, women are forbidden from wearing hats that "might frighten timid persons, children or animals." In St. Louis, it is illegal for an on-dutyfirefighter to rescue a woman wearing a nightgown; in order to be rescued, a woman must be fully dressed. While children may purchase shotguns in Kansas City, they are not allowed to buy toy cap guns. Missouri considers drunkenness an "inalienable right." In Merryville, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because "The privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male."

Montana

It is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail. It is a misdemeanor to show movies that depict acts of felonious crime. In Whitehall, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels. Bozeman, has a law that bans all sexual activity between members of the opposite sex in thefront yard of a home after sundown-if they're nude. A law in Helena, mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.

Nebraska

It is illegal for a mother to give her daughter a perm without a state license. In Waterloo, barbers are forbidden from eating onions between 7am and 7pm. In Omaha, barbers are forbidden from shaving their customers' chests. If a child burps during a church service in Omaha, his or her parents may be arrested. It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup. The owner of every hotel in Hastings, is required to provide each guest with a clean and pressed nightshirt. No couple, even if they are married, may sleep together in the nude. Nor may they have sex unless they are wearing one of these clean, white cotton nightshirts.

Nevada

In Nyala, a man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people other than himself at any one period during the day. It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway. In Eureka, men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women. Everyone walking on the streets of Elko is required to wear amask. In Nevada, sex without a condom is considered illegal.

New Hampshire

It is illegal to sell the clothes one is wearing to pay off a gambling debt. It is illegal to check into a hotel under an assumed name.

New Jersey

It is against the law to "frown" at a police officer. In Newark, it is illegal to sell ice cream after 6pm, unless the customer has a note from his doctor. It is illegal to slurp soup. In Trenton, it is illegal to throw a bad pickle in the street. Any couple making out inside a vehicle, and accidentally sounding the horn during their lustful act, may be taken to jail according to a Liberty Corner, New Jersey law.

New Mexico

In Raton, it is illegal for a woman to ride horseback down a public street with a kimono on. The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is banned in Carlsbad. State officials ordered 400 words of "sexually explicit material" to be cut from Romeo and Juliet. During lunch breaks in Carlsbad, no couple should engage in a sexual act while parked in their vehicle, unless their car has curtains.

New York

In New York City, it is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing "body hugging clothing." In New York City, it is illegal for a man to turn around and look "at a woman in that way," and violators are forced to wear horse blinders. In Staten Island, it is illegal for a father to call his son a "******" or "queer" in an effort to curb "girlie behavior." In New York City, "It is disorderly conduct for one man to greet another on the street by placing the end of his thumb against the tip of his nose, at the same time extending and wiggling the fingers of his hand."

North Carolina

In Charlotte, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards of cloth at all times. In Ashville, it is illegal to sneeze on city streets. Ironically, Hornytown has banned all massage parlors. State law mandates that all couples staying in rooms for one night must be kept in room with double beds, kept a minimum of two feet apart, and making love on the floor between the beds is strictly forbidden. It is illegal to have sex in a churchyard.

North Dakota

In Fargo, one may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place. It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on. It is illegal to serve beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar, club, or restaurant.

Ohio

In Cleveland, women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear. In Columbus, it is illegal for stores to sell cornflakes on Sunday. In Oxford, it is illegal for a women to disrobe in front of a man's picture. In Youngstown, it is illegal to run out of gas. Catch 22 is banned in Strongville. In Oxford, it's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.

Oklahoma

People who make "ugly faces" at dogs may be fined and/or jailed. In Schulter, it is illegal for a woman to gamble in the nude, in lingerie, or while wearing a towel. Clinton, has a law against masturbating while watching two people having sex in a car.

Oregon

One may not bathe without wearing "suitable clothing," i.e., that which covers one's body from neck to knee. The town of Hood River prohibits the act of juggling without a license. Salem has barred women's wrestling. In Marion, ministers are forbidden from eating garlic or onions before delivering a sermon. In Willowdale, no man may curse while having sex with his wife.

Pennsylvania

Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass. If the horses appear skittish, the motorist must take his car apart, piece by piece, and hide it under the nearest bushes." In Morrisville, women need a permit to wear cosmetics. Ministers are forbidden from performing marriages when either the bride or groom is drunk. In Harrisburg, it is illegal to have sex with a truck driver inside a toll booth.

Rhode Island

In Providence, it is illegal to sell toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same customer on a Sunday. It is illegal to throw pickle juice on a trolley. In Newport, it is illegal to smoke a pipe after sunset.

South Carolina

Every citizen is obliged to carry his gun to church. No horses are allowed into Fountain Inn unless they are wearing pants. In Charleston, all carriagehorses must wear diapers.

South Dakota

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep in a cheese factory. Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden. In hotels in Sioux Falls, every room is required to have twin beds. And the beds must always be a minimum of two feet apart when a couple rents a room for only one night. And it's illegal to make love on the floor between the beds!

Tennessee

It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish. In Dyersburg, it is illegal for a woman to call a man for a date. In Memphis restaurants, it is illegal to give any pie to fellow diners. It is also illegal to take unfinished pie home. All pie must be eaten on the premises. Also in Memphis, it is illegal for a woman to drive by herself; "a man must walk or run in front of the vehicle, waving a red flag in order to warn approaching pedestrians and motorists."

Texas

The entire Encyclopedia Britannica is banned in Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home. A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed. In El Paso, churches, hotels, halls of assembly, stores, markets, banking rooms, railroad depots, and saloons are required to provide spittoons "of a kind and number to efficiently contain expectorations into them." It is illegal to milk another person's cow. In Houston, it is illegal to sell Limburger cheese on Sunday. In LeFors, it is illegal to take more than three swallows of beer while standing. In San Antonio, it is illegal for both sexes to flirt or respond to flirtation using the eyes and/or hands. In Mesquite, it is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts. In Kingsville, there is a law against two pigs having sex on the city's airport property.

Utah

Birds have the right of way on all highways. A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence. In Monroe, daylight must be visible between partners on a dance floor. A Tremonton, Utah law states that no woman is allowed to have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance. In addition to normal charges, the woman's name will be published in the local newspaper. The man does not receive any punishment. Utah state legislation outlaws all sex with anyone but your spouse. Next to that adultery, oral and anal sex, and masturbation are considered sodomy and can lead to imprisonment. Sex with an animal - unless performed for profit - however is NOT considered sodomy. Polygamy - provided only the missionary position has been applied - is only a misdemeanor.

Vermont

Women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth. It is illegal to deny the existence of God. It is illegal to whistle underwater.

Virginia

In Richmond, it is illegal to flip a coin in any eating establishment to determine who buys a cup of coffee. In Norfolk, a man may face 60 days in jail for patting a woman's derriere. There is a state law prohibiting "corrupt practices of bribery by any person other than candidates." In Lebanon, it is illegal to kick your wife out of bed. In Norfolk, a woman can't go out without wearing a corset. (There was a Civil Service job--for men only--called a corset inspector.)

Washington

In Seattle, women who sit on men's laps on buses or trains without placing a pillow between them face an automatic six-month jail term. In Auburn, men who deflower virgins, regardless of age or marital status, may face up to five years in jail. Seattle residents may not carry concealed weapons longer than six feet. It is illegal to pretend that one's parents are rich. In the state of Washington there is a law against having sex with a virgin under any circumstances. (Including the wedding night.)

West Virginia

In Nicholas County, no clergy members may tell jokes or humorous stories from the pulpit during church services. Doctors and dentists may not place a woman under anesthesia unless a third person is present. It is illegal to snooze on a train.

Wisconsin

In St. Croix, women are not allowed to wear anything red in public. It is illegal to cut a woman's hair. It is illegal to kiss on a train. Cheese making requires a cheese maker's license; Limburger cheese making requires a master cheese maker's license. In Connorsville, no man shall shoot off a gun while his female partner is having a sexual orgasm.

Wyoming

It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs peoples' view in a public theater or place of amusement. It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking. An ordinance in Newcastle, specifically bans couples from having sex while standing inside a store's walk-in meat freezer!

187-Maul
05-16-2002, 10:27 AM
that's a very long list!
hope you didn't type it all...:D

187-Maul
05-16-2002, 10:35 AM
sorry for the double post but I just reread the 1st page and relized that bigb helped me with my physics-exam!
I read your post (the one with the ice) 2 days ago and wrote the test yesterday and one question was exactly the same you explained with "only top layer melts" etc. - this is no joke! thanx bigb!

smurfvader
05-16-2002, 04:09 PM
The word facetiously is the only word in the English language that contains all the vowels in alphabetical order

JIm

mylow thehutt
05-16-2002, 05:09 PM
out of the whole starwars trilogy C-3po is the onley one to mention the word stormtroopers.

and a Parrot is the onely animal that can speak the human Language.

mylow thehutt
05-16-2002, 05:18 PM
also if you sneez with your eyes open your eyes will come out of your head.

stormie
05-16-2002, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by Lord_Malakite
Wyoming

It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs peoples' view in a public theater or place of amusement.

Amen to that! :D

Mandalorian Candidat
05-16-2002, 05:52 PM
Last night on Leno, he informed us that women eat about 4 lbs. of lipstick over their lifespan.

He also pointed out that that is the main form of nutrition for supermodels. :D

DeadEye
05-16-2002, 08:02 PM
I don't see the hidden things on the one-dollar bill.

SWAFMAN
05-16-2002, 08:23 PM
Dead Eye, they're honestly there. I heard about those hidden symbols many years ago, and looked for them. I finally did find them with a magnifying glass.

Eternal Padawan
05-27-2002, 01:10 AM
I told a chick about the "can't lick your own elbow" at work tonight and she promptly twisted her arm over in the opposite direction and brought it close enough to her mouth to lick her elbow. :) (She's one of those people with a long tongue that can touch her nose with her tongue.)

So I guess that one is not true.

Dooku Fett
05-27-2002, 01:24 AM
*No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,
silver or purple
Oh yeah? Nothing rhymes with purple? What about yurple?
Ha gatcha there! :crazed:



:D

bigbarada
05-27-2002, 06:46 AM
Originally posted by 187-Maul
sorry for the double post but I just reread the 1st page and relized that bigb helped me with my physics-exam!
I read your post (the one with the ice) 2 days ago and wrote the test yesterday and one question was exactly the same you explained with "only top layer melts" etc. - this is no joke! thanx bigb!

Always happy to oblige.:)

Here's another one: Take a piece of paper and fold it in half, then fold it in half again (actually in quarters), then in half again (eighths), etc. Notice something? The piece of paper will only fold in half in this manner seven times, no more. No matter what the size of the paper, it is physically impossible since after seven folds the paper is thicker than it is long.

People who have fallen into ice water, have actually been burned by the hands of people who rescue them. The ice water has lowered their body temp enough that 96 degree hands will leave a mild first degree burn.

SWAFMAN
05-27-2002, 12:00 PM
If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Shakespeare invented the words 'assassination' and 'bump.'

"Lollipop" is the longest word typed with only the right hand.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The name of all the continents end with the same letter that they start with. (Um, I guess they don't count NORTH America & SOUTH America)

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at a red light.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewable Vitamins.

There is only one word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: indivisibility."

The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.

Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the pool in which they live? That means that if you put a baby croc in an aquarium, it would be little for the rest of its life.

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; a group of geese in the air is a skein

A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye".

bigbarada
05-27-2002, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by SWAFMAN
Did you know that crocodiles never outgrow the pool in which they live? That means that if you put a baby croc in an aquarium, it would be little for the rest of its life.



I know goldfish secret a growth-inhibition enzyme into the water around them. The smaller the tank the higher the concentration of the enzyme and the less the fish grow. I guess it is the same with crocodiles.

JediTricks
05-28-2002, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by SWAFMAN
Pinocchio is Italian for "pine eye". I heard it's "pine child".

SWAFMAN
05-28-2002, 09:15 PM
occio sounds a lot like ocular, so I wouldn't be surprised if the "eye" was correct. I ought to know for sure, being Italian-American, but sadly I mostly learned swear words from my father & grandfather.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
05-28-2002, 11:31 PM
'Strengths' is the longest word in the English language that uses only one vowel.

More soldiers were killed by infection from their wounds then were actually killed in battle during the Civil War.

JFK had Addison's disease which resulted in the loss of his adrenal glands (which I believe, helps to regulate the body's blood sugar) and was kept alive by daily doses of cortizone. The side effects of the injections he took gave him a ruddy complexion and left him feeling envigorated--which many people felt contributed to his womanizing.

Tartar sauce is cultivated from the residue of fermented wine.

Ivory Soap is the best-selling soap in America because during the process of making to the soap, the manufacturers of the bars let twice as much air collect in the soap as most other soaps, and as a result, Ivory dissolves twice as fast as other brands, compelling consumers to buy twice as much.

On March 22, 1994, Hormel Foods Corporation celebrated the productionof its five billionth can of SPAM.

The typical American credit card holder carries nine credit cards and owes over $2,000.

Boba Rhett
05-29-2002, 05:06 PM
1. It is impossible to lick your elbow.

2. If the government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?

3. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

4. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

5. There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous"

6. A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

7. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

8. The wings of a fly beat 200 times per second.

9. Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen needed for a family of four.

10. The world's fastest flying insect is a species of horsefly, and it can fly as fast as 90 miles per hour.

11. The tomato is the world's most popular fruit.

12. 75% of the people who read this have already tried to lick their elbow.


and one just for fun,

The Missouri river is fifty-five percent dog milk. :D ;)

Exhaust Port
06-02-2002, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by mylow thehutt
out of the whole starwars trilogy C-3po is the onley one to mention the word stormtroopers.

and a Parrot is the onely animal that can speak the human Language.

How about Leia telling Luke "Aren't you a bit short for a stormtrooper?" (or it goes something like that).

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
06-04-2002, 12:24 AM
Originally posted by Eternal Padawan
Nobody ever said "Beam me up, Scotty" on the show.

Bogart never said "Play it again, Sam."

Racecar spelled backwards is....

I have some more palindromes (spelled the same forward and backwards) that someone took the time (and I mean took the time, how long does it take to make palindromes like this?)

Some of these are funny. . .

Lapses? Order red roses, pal." (for Feb. 14, Valentines Day)
"Stressed? No tips? Spit on desserts!" by filmmaker Thomas Comerford (for May 21, National Waitstaff Day)
"Epic Erma has a ham recipe." by John Connett (for Jan. 24th, Pork Queen and Princess are crowned today at Iowa Pork Congress in Clive.)
"Eva, can I stack Rod's sad-a@@, dork cats in a cave?" by John Connett (for April 10th, ASPCA creates first US animal shelter in New York City, 1866.)
"Yale mate made dame tame lay." by Mark Saltveit (George Bush Sr. marries Barbara Pierce, 1945.)
"Now, eh, Swen? Kiss Anita's satin a@@. I knew she won." by Mark Saltveit (Swedish bombshell Anita Ekberg wins a Golden Globe award for most promising new foreign actress, 1956.)
"Men, I'm Eminem!" by Mark Saltveit, (for June 6, Rapper Eminem spends night in jail after brawl, 2000.)

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!

You can apparently subscribe to a magazine titled "palindromes," and pick up the latest creations.

CaptainSolo1138
04-07-2007, 09:55 PM
As soon as God created water, Slicker's mom jumped in. That's why fish smell like fish.

El Chuxter
04-08-2007, 02:30 AM
That is the funniest thing I've read in almost three hours.

Lord Malakite
04-09-2007, 12:22 AM
That is the funniest thing I've read in almost three hours.
I hate to say it but I nearly wet myself.

Slicker
04-09-2007, 03:58 AM
There are 118 ridges on a dime...

CaptainSolo1138
04-09-2007, 07:29 AM
The New York Islanders are sand baggin' son of a b*tches.:mad:

TeeEye7
04-09-2007, 01:25 PM
Vincent Van Gogh had trouble keeping his glasses on.

2-1B
04-09-2007, 06:21 PM
abecedarian \ay-bee-see-DAIR-ee-uhn\, noun:
1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet.

adjective:
1. Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.
2. Arranged alphabetically.
3. Rudimentary; elementary.

TeeEye7
04-09-2007, 07:08 PM
abecedarian \ay-bee-see-DAIR-ee-uhn\, noun:
1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a beginner.
2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet.

adjective:
1. Pertaining to the letters of the alphabet.
2. Arranged alphabetically.
3. Rudimentary; elementary.

O I C.....

mtriv73
04-10-2007, 06:29 PM
King Henry the VIII never ate Taquitos.

El Chuxter
04-10-2007, 06:51 PM
You'd think that, wouldn't you?

In one state (I forget which), it's illegal for an unmarried man and woman to be shoeless in the same room.

In the town where I went to college, any home that houses only women, and more than four women, is considered a brothel and banned by law. Funny thing is, this is actually still enforced to an extent. The college can have off-campus fraternity houses, but sorority members are forced to live on-campus in dorms.

TeeEye7
04-14-2007, 08:06 AM
Bird dogs can't fly.

Slicker
04-14-2007, 07:50 PM
Catfish can't meow.

TeeEye7
04-14-2007, 10:46 PM
Sawfish can't join the carpenter's union.

Starfish don't twinkle.

Jellyfish taste bad with peanut butter.

Parrot fish don't talk.

Angel fish don't have wings.

Swordfish..........?

Bel-Cam Jos
04-15-2007, 09:38 AM
I heard these on television, ergo they must be true, due to the strict policy of fact verification and pre-editing process involved with that medium:


"Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything. 14% of people know that."

"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true! "

No more wiser words were never said by nobody. :fact:

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
05-18-2008, 07:56 PM
*The longest one-syllable word in the English language
is "screeched.




Don't forget about the word "strengths."



*No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,
silver or purple




What about "nurple"?

JediTricks
05-18-2008, 10:43 PM
"Squirrelled" and "broughammed" are longer, though chiefly British. The American "squirreled" is still longer than that example though.

Neuroleptic
05-18-2008, 10:58 PM
People who are attempting to commit suicide by jumping off a tall building are more likely to survive than people who are pushed from the same height.

This may be because people wanting to die are more elastic since they are usualy more relaxed than a panicked person who is falling unwillingly to their deaths.

This isn't entierly certan, because very few people are willing to test this theory however.

So It's just statisticaly speaking.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-20-2008, 09:55 PM
I found out that a grading scale (90% = A-, 80% = B-, etc.) based on 1090 points has this scale:

981 = A-
872 = B-
763 = C-
654 = D-

Notice the hundreds and tens columns each are one less than the one above (with the tens one number less than the row to the left), while the ones column is one more than the one above. Amazing.